I have found that search works very inconsistently. I search for “to:sher...@gmail.com” and get zero results. But if I do track down the thread or message I’m thinking of, I see that in the thread there is indeed a message addressed to that exact email address. I’ve seen this a few different ways and I’m not entirely sure how to document the issue.
Sometimes I find the message by memory (“It was part of the conversation about C towards the end of April”) or sometimes I go over to gmail and use the built in search in that interface. Is there a good way to document search failures? Mostly it’s names and addresses, which I’d rather not post to a public and archived forum.
I assume this is related: Search is not working but in my experience it doesn’t seem to be specific to recent mail.